USA: New HR chief for Polo Ralph Lauren
Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) announced that Mitchell Kosh has joined the company as senior vice president of human resources effective today. Mr. Kosh will be responsible for all HR functions including organization development, executive recruitment, and compensation programs. He reports to Roger Farah, president and COO.Most recently, Mr. Kosh was the senior vice president and chief HR officer of Conseco, an insurance and financial services company in Carmel, Indiana. Prior to that he was with the Venator Group, where since 1996 he held executive positions including senior vice president of human resources for Foot Locker Worldwide. Mr. Kosh's career also includes a number of years in senior human resources capacities at Federated Stores."I am thrilled to have Mitchell as part of the senior management team. He brings critical experience in the area of human resources and organization development, which is vital to the continued growth and development of Polo," said Roger Farah.Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE: RL) is a leader in the design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances. In April 1999, Polo Ralph Lauren acquired Club Monaco, a vertical lifestyle retailer based in Toronto. In February 2000, Ralph Lauren Media LLC was formed as a joint venture between Polo Ralph Lauren, NBC and two of NBC's affiliated companies - ValueVision International, Inc. (Nasdaq: VVTV) and NBC Internet, Inc (Nasdaq: NBCI) - to bring the Polo Ralph Lauren brand to consumers via multiple media platforms, including the Internet, broadcast, cable and print.
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